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VALDIVIA (R-93) class

Country of Origin: Chile

ship list


 1 VALDIVIA-class TANK LANDING SHIP (LST) (ex-U.S. NEWPORT class)

 Name            Pendant   Launched          Commissioned     Status
 VALDIVIA        R-93      March 28, 1970    March 27, 1971   Active
   (ex-USS SAN BERNARDINO, LST-1189)

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This class of ship in U.S. service was said to represent the ultimate design in beach landing ships. Yet, they generally unload onto pontoon causeways. They depart from the traditional tank land ship (LST ) bow-door design to obtain a hull...

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